Monday, October 31, 2016


I recently came across a pic of some cute 'n spooky cheese crackers on pinterest.  Small Halloween-themed cookie cutters were used to make them festive.  

Then, I happened to spot a little bat cookie cutter in the Halloween section of Target, so I decided to Rose & Robin-style this snack by using white cheese instead of orange and adding a layer of pink strawberry jelly to the mix.

Pepper jelly would probably also work well (either red or green), and there are both spicy and non-spicy varieties.  Though I've always eaten it along with cream cheese on crackers, it would probably taste good with hard cheese as well.  Orange pumpkins would look really cute on the green jelly.

I think orange pumpkins would also look good with grape jelly, while white ones might be adorbs atop orange marmalade.

Apple, pear, and luncheon meats could also be cookie-cuttered and are yummy with cheese.

This snack could be made more or less adult-oriented based on what type of cheese and crackers are used.  I spotted these crackers at the grocery store and liked how they have both white and black sesame seeds on them--they're a bit fancier than Ritz.  I see this company also makes an "everything" cracker, which would probably be tasty and autumnal.  

As for cheese, I used Havarti sandwich slices because I happened to have some on hand.  I like how its fissured texture looks on my bats.  Lacy Swiss would probably look reallly cute (dots!), and Colby-Jack would be fun, as it is marbled with both orange and white.  

A cheese that I really like is Parrano; it's tart, nutty, and delish, but it might not be the kid-friendliest cheese out there.  Another option would be to put fresh mozzarella atop crostini along with tomato, arugula, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Here's to biting on bats and things in celebration of Halloween ☺.

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